North Penn Water Authority’s Water Supply Unaffected by River Spill in Lower Bucks County
Lansdale, Pa.—March 27, 2023: In light of Philadelphia’s recent bottled water advisory, North Penn Water Authority would like to affirm that its water supply is unaffected and safe to drink.
“There is no impact from this event on customers of the North Penn Water Authority. Our water is continuously monitored and tested around the clock, every day. Our customers can be assured that their water is completely safe,” said Anthony Bellitto, executive director of NPWA.
The chemical spill on the Delaware River in Bristol, PA in lower Bucks County, which the Philadelphia Water Department has been responding to over the weekend, occurred at a location approximately 38 miles south of and downstream of NPWA’s river intake at the Point Pleasant Pumping Station. It is not possible for the spilled material to travel in the opposite direction of the river’s flow to reach the NPWA’s facility, located upstream and such a long distance away.
About North Penn Water Authority
Established in 1965, North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) is a municipally owned, nonprofit Authority with a dedicated, professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe, reliable, and economical water supply. Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant (FPWTP) and from groundwater wells located throughout the service area. To provide the highest quality water, the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of its more than 595 miles of water main which serves more than 35,000 customers. NPWA also owns and maintains all fire hydrants in the service area to ensure hydrants are in working order in case of fire emergencies. NPWA employees, many of whom are NPWA customers themselves, take pride in being able to provide this service to the community. For more information, please visit npwa.org or call 215-855-3617.